Huehuetenango-Fincas El Chalun
Elevation: 5,200 to 5,700
Process: Washed, Sundried on Patio
Varietals: Caturra | Catuaí |Bourbon| Pache
Cupping Notes: Apricot | Honey | Graham Cracker
Roaster's Level: Light
What's it all mean?
We are excited to bring back this beautiful coffee from producer Juana Perez Cruz of Huehuetenango. We roast this micro-lot lightly to bring forth the amazing sweetness and clean acidity found in these beans. The result is a refreshing morning cup you will find yourself wanting to go back to all day long. It might be too soon to call it the roast room’s 2022 favorite but…
Behind the bean:
Juana is a first-generation coffee grower from Ordonez in Aldea El Pajal, located in the western highlands of Guatemala. Her farm Finca El Chalun is named for the old and venerable Chalun trees which give shade to the coffee plants below. She and her husband Jose Ordonez purchased the farm 50 years ago, and today work with their children to not only grow, but also process the coffee. Processing their own coffee beans allows complete control from beginning to end and allows them to make adjustments every year to produce some of the region’s finest coffees.